Experience a unique Asian twist on traditional afternoon tea at the luxury Pan Pacific hotel in London. Enjoy an afternoon of indulgence surrounded by timeless glamour in the elegant Orchid Lounge, overlooking the beautifully landscaped Plaza.
If you’re looking for something different to the classic British afternoon tea, then you will not be disappointed. The inventive menu and extensive tea offerings have earned the Pan Pacific a reputation as one of the best afternoon teas in London.
Seasonal menus are put together by award-winning executive pastry chef, Cherish Finden. Her individual take on afternoon tea pays homage to the hotel’s Asian cuisine, with Singaporean-inspired Kopi Tiam, bao, dim sum and choux. Cherish has also added some of her own childhood favourites to the menu, including green matcha scones and seaweed sesame shortbread served with soya salted caramel.
If you are more of a traditionalist, the Orchid Lounge also offers its Traditional Delights Afternoon Tea menu, with classic British sandwiches and scones. In the lead-up to Christmas, afternoon tea takes on a festive theme with traditional sandwiches, turkey sausage rolls and cranberry scones.
Whichever menu you choose, there is also a carefully curated accompanying drinks list to enjoy with your food. The dedicated Tea Connoisseur will be on hand to advise on an extensive collection of teas from the Rare Tea Company. Choose from black, white, green, oolong and herbal varieties. If you really want to add something special to your visit, choose a glass of something bubbly, with Champagnes and world-renowned English Sparkling Wines starting at £15 a glass.
Afternoon tea is served daily in the Orchid Lounge between 1pm and 5:30pm.